WAXING UNLYRICAL | TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2012
[Blog] Some Google Changes and Google Plus Tips
See below: I have debated whether or not to link the blog posts that I share on Twitter via Google Plus. I have read a few “How to use Google Plus for Business” posts and presentations. They all focus on search results and the power of Google. This is true. While I do not have a Facebook Page, my Google Plus result comes up third in search: I did a test for Chobani and Pepsi. didn’t get the same results, but Facebook did not rank high for either. Chobani was not on the first page, and Pepsi’s Twitter link actually trumped Facebook. Next of note is Google Places.
WAXING UNLYRICAL | THURSDAY, MAY 5, 2011
[Blog] Public Relations and the Rebirth of Storytelling
She also tweets, blogs, drinks wine and makes up wacky acronyms JFTHOI. Guest post by Davina Brewer. As a PR pro, one of the things I’ve liked best about this social media movement is the rebirth or revival of storytelling. Banishment of the Business Barf. Down with buzzwords , no more word vomit. UnSucking of the corporate babble. Back to basics , we’re trying to tell real, human stories again. It’s not all about you. It’s about your customers or vendors, your clients and employees too; their stories and how your product or service helps them. Is it? Where.
GAURAVONOMICS | THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2010
[Blog] BBC Panel Discussion on Nicholas Carr's New Book 'The Shallows.
Gauravonomics Blog For Marketers, Entrepreneurs and Activists How To Organize and Energize Your Evangelists Blog Speaking Writing Bio Media Subscribe Slideshare Twitter LinkedIn Facebook IdeaSliver Labs Tumblr « The Social Squared Manifesto Thirty Three Things I Want to Do Before I’m Thirty Three » BBC Panel Discussion on Nicholas Carr’s New Book ‘The Shallows’ Welcome to the Gauravonomics Blog for Marketers, Entrepreneurs and Activists ! Follow the blog on RSS , Twitter or Facebook and youll never miss a post again! should know.
GAURAVONOMICS | FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2010
[Blog] We Are More In Sync and More Out of Sync Than Ever
Gauravonomics Blog For Marketers, Entrepreneurs and Activists How To Organize and Energize Your Evangelists Blog Speaking Writing Bio Media Subscribe Slideshare Twitter LinkedIn Facebook IdeaSliver Labs Tumblr « Luxury Brands and the Social Commerce Opportunity in China Game Mechanics in Education: Leveling Up With Class Blogs » We Are More In Sync and More Out of Sync Than Ever Welcome to the Gauravonomics Blog for Marketers, Entrepreneurs and Activists ! Follow the blog on RSS , Twitter or Facebook and youll never miss a post again! Lets talk.
SOSHABLE | MONDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2012
[Blog] Internet Sales Composite: Why KPA is Going to IS20G (and giving away scholarships)
We don’t get to post often enough about the automotive industry here simply because it’s more of a general social media blog, but this itself is newsworthy enough. The Internet Sales 20 Group is being held in Chicago from October 23-25 and promises to be a game-changer in the automotive arena. As a result, KPA is not only sponsoring but offering seven scholarships to help dealers attend. Arguably the biggest differentiator between this and other fall conferences is the presence of Internet Sales Composites. Learn more about them in the video below.
SOCIALNOMICS | WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2011
[Blog] China Social Media: 6 Critical Sites
China blocked Twitter and other micro-blog technology (Fanfou.com) in 2009 when riots started in the Western region of Xinjiang. Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Google and others are blocked in China. Roughly 30% of China (1.3 billion) is online vs. roughly 75% in the U.S. This equals 390 million Chinese online, more than the entire U.S. population (310 million). Important Chinese Sites: Weibo: The Twitter of China. Weibo remains and is growing. Interestingly enough, 140 characters maximum isn’t as limiting in Chinese as it is in English. Youku and Tudou: Think YouTube/Hulu marriage.
JACOB MORGAN | MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2010
[Blog] Focusing on What Really Matters
If you’ve been reading this blog a while (thank you if you have, if not…welcome!) picture taken from a recent trip to Tibet (around 4500 meters high). you know that I’ve spent a lot of time talking about topics such as social media, social crm, enterprise 2.0, But every now and then I like to throw in a little personal post that has nothing to do with any of the above, this is one of those posts. First you should know a little something about me. I say what’s on my mind and ask questions if I have them. If I disagree with you I’ll tell you. Am I crazy?
ENGAGE | WEDNESDAY, MAY 22, 2013
[Blog] Lois Lane Isn’t Dead, She’s Reinvented: How Journalists Can Adapt to the Changing News Sphere
My colleague Daniel Ford reiterates this passion for writing on his blog : “Words give meaning to my life. '“When I went here, all I wanted to be—I mean from the time I was 13 years old and saw Lois Lane on television—I wanted to be a newspaper reporter.”. This is a quote from Nora Ephron when she received an Alumnae Achievement Award from her alma mater Wellesley College in 2006. Ephron came to New York City in 1960s to work as a reporter at the New York Post. So, is the once “glamorous” image of a confident, intelligent woman striving to report the truth defunct? Image: JD Hancock ].
BRASS TACK THINKING | THURSDAY, JULY 1, 2010
[Blog] The Genealogy of Success
worked with a guy named Michael Calienes (@michaelcalienes) at Digitas in Boston > who wrote a blog post which I saw on his Facebook page > about buying Chris Brogan a beer in Amesbury, even though Michael was then in Florida > which got me curious about this social media THANG > which led me to meeting Chris for coffee > and going to events where I met almost everyone except Jeff Cutler, who I also knew from freelancing > which led me to getting back into writing for myself (vs. Naslund and Tamsen McMahon’s blog, Brass Tack Thinking. Great post. Tamsen S.
PROBLOGGER | THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2011
[Blog] 50% Discount Ends in 36 Hours on the Blogger’s Guide to Online Marketing Kit
A few weeks ago here on ProBlogger we launched a product I’m really proud of—the Blogger’s Guide to Online Marketing Kit written by the Web Marketing Ninja (the guy who has helped me shape my own blogging business model over the last few years). library of 21 templates, documents and examples to help you develop your own blogging business model. The kit is really about helping bloggers who want to get serious about turning their blog into a business to do just that. Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger. to $49.99). ProBlogger Site News
ARI HERZOG | THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2012
[Blog] Credit Cards and Social Media: Successes
This blog post is written by Michael Dolen. Return to this blog next week for the second part of my guest blog post and boy, let me say, you will be surprised… Please continue reading Credit Cards and Social Media: Successes and leave a comment if inspired. Depending on the source referenced, the financial services industry takes second or third place when it comes to online ad spending in the US (as you can probably guess, the retail industry always takes the numero uno). But what works and what fails? First, let’s go over three major successes…. Features finance
JEFF ESPOSITO | MONDAY, MAY 20, 2013
[Blog] Are you shipping too early?
If you answered yes to any of these questions for your blog posts, emails, work letters, postcard, etc., 'Are you proud of everything you’ve written? Do you ever feel like you rushed just to finish the task at hand? Have you cut a corner here or there while writing? you have shipped too early. We live in a world where speed is of the essence. Unfortunately the downside of speed is that we often sacrifice quality for clearing the task at hand. We have all done this at one point or time, but that doesn’t make it right. Are you proud of what you wrote? At the end of the day we’re all busy.
SOSHABLE | WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10, 2013
[Blog] 5 Common Causes of a Slow Website
There are a few times, such as with monetized blogs, that ads are necessary. 'There’s been a lot of time, money and energy put into the company website–only to find that it runs about as fast as a turtle. What’s causing this slow-moving phenomenon? Just like symptoms of an illness, there might be a few different causes. For the non-tech savvy crowd, it’s best to get the help of a professional and avoid headaches and frustration. good webmaster or tech support guru can quickly identify what’s going on with the site. Server and Hosting Issues. Too Much Flash.
ARI HERZOG | FRIDAY, JULY 16, 2010
[Blog] How Bloggers and Webmasters Violate Your Privacy With Google Analytics
only have a short sentence in this blog’s disclaimer that is relevant: This website does not place any cookies onto your browser, but third-party systems such as QuantCast and Google Analytics may do so. If the above title drew you in, good. Keep reading. Thousands (millions?) of bloggers and other webmasters around the world use a free tool called Google Analytics to track website visitors and click-through metrics. use it, and many bloggers I know also do. We’re all using it illegally. Take note of section 7 (my emphasis in bold): 7. PRIVACY. terms of service. Google”).
SOCIALFISH | TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2011
[Blog] When the Prince Becomes a Frog: Protect your Social Media Sites
Maintain in a safe, secure place the current administrator’s login and passwords for each social media outpost and any internal sites (web site, blog sites). The recent passing of two stalwarts in the social media community brought to light the issue of who holds the keys to your social media kingdom. Often your social media manager or “person” is the only one knowing the log-in names and passwords for your various social media sites. What happens when they are gone? Here’s a true story of an association that allowed one person hold all the keys and how it went very bad quickly.
SOCIALFISH | FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2011
[Blog] What’s Next for Social Media and Events?
Thank you Ehren for contributing to the SocialFish blog! This is a guest post by Ehren Foss, who co-founded HelpAttack! and loves working in #nptech. If you’ve attended a conference in the past few years, you know that social media is an indispensable part of the conference experience. In much the same way, television shows, news topics, and other happenings also unfold simultaneously online. Woe to the networked nonprofit or association who only thinks of events in terms of their end of year fundraising gala or annual conference! Expertly use hashtags on Twitter and elsewhere.
SOCIAL WAYNE | THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2012
[Blog] Day 2: People of color impacting the social web – Sian Morson – #29DaysofDiversity
Website/Blog: kollectivemobile.com. As we all know, February is Black History Month. It’s a month where we honor those who have made an impact on American culture for equal rights, those who have invented, those who have a helped others and those who have inspired everyone to be the best they can be, not only as a person of color but as a human. For the past two years for Black History Month, I started an online series called 28 Days Diversity where I would feature someone new everyday during the month of February for just being awesome in their own right. Twitter: @xianamoy.
LOUIS GRAY | THURSDAY, JANUARY 31, 2013
[Blog] Chrome Is Fast. That's Why You Need Chromercise.
See this YouTube video: Everybody Chromercise and the original blog post from April 1, 2011: [link] /via My Google+ Profile. If you're a + Google Chrome user like me, you've probably gotten used to incredible speed. As with any other dramatic change to one's lifestyle, one must be adequately prepared. Thank goodness there's Chromercise ( [link] ). These finger sweatbands mean that I can browse more webpages, read all your posts, and simply get the web faster, without risking nasty finger sweat. And don't think I'm the only one who has Chromercise fever. Chrome Browser
CONVINCE & CONVERT | TUESDAY, APRIL 17, 2012
[Blog] Cutting Through Content Clutter with One Social Thing
Besieged by blog posts, articles, and columns about social media and content marketing? Last week, I wrote about our new blog and editorial calendar, coming soon to this very space. have a solution. Today, news of our brand-new email service… One Social Thing. www.OneSocialThing.com ). One Social Thing takes content curation to its logical conclusion. The Convince & Convert team (with help from you, read on!) figures out the single most important and interesting content about social media and content marketing, and sends it to you at the end of every day.
SOSHABLE | TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2012
[Blog] Foursquare Expanding Facebook Presence
Original article about Foursquare updates posted on Wikimotive’s blog under the title New Set Of Updates For Foursquare. Foursquare has quietly been making moves that will have a major impact on local businesses and local internet marketing. The service is already used to check in at a variety of places, and now their reach will be expanding. The first new feature is the explore option for non-registered users, and the attached ratings update. Explore lets users search for specific kinds of businesses and deals and gives them recommendations.
SOSHABLE | SUNDAY, AUGUST 2, 2009
[Blog] 7 Reasons Why I Won’t Tweet Diggbar Links Ever Again…
This makes sense because it’s a blog. Digg does not produce content within the site itself other than the blog and the occasional video interview. We write about the site on our blogs. Read more on this social media blog. Blast. … and you shouldn’t either. With that out of the way, let’s get right down to it: 1. They Pulled a “Bait and Switch. Regardless of what anyone at Digg says, this was just wrong. They should have either kept the Diggbar as a URL shortener or launched it initially with its current functionality. Baited.
SOCIAL WAYNE | WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2012
[Blog] Where Are The Silicon Valleys of the World – infographic
In this infographic, we examine the world’s up-and-coming tech communities – from Germany to Mexico to Indonesia and more – and compare them on a number of different factors, including entrepreneurial mindset, access to capital and general strengths and weaknesses: social management blog. According to John D. Sutter, writing for CNN : “The fact that centers of tech innovation are emerging all over the globe – not just in that mountain-ringed, strip-mall-plagued valley near San Jose, California – is both encouraging and fascinating.
SOCIAL WAYNE | THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 2011
[Blog] Podcast: TheSocialGeeks Episode 34 – Twitter clones, Photosharing apps and music on the cloud
Host your WordPress Blog at GoDaddy.com.US What started as a short list went into great conversations around: UberMedia and the Twitter clone. Photosharing application clones. What apps survived from SXSW. Music streaming services and cloud storage. and always more. Join Chris Miller , Sarah Perez ( ReadWriteWeb ), and myself in this ~52 minute roundtable. You can see our links right here on Diigo with the show linkroll below. TheSocialGeeks. Make sure to visit GoDaddy for discounts on all your domain needs. Go Daddy $7.49.com Sale! Go Daddy $12.99 SSL Sale! Domain Sale!
KIKOLANI | FRIDAY, JANUARY 16, 2015
[Blog] Fetching Friday – 32 Posts on Online Marketing and Productivity
Be sure to stop by and grab a copy of my free 8,000+ word guide to guest blogging and become a fan on Facebook. 'Fetching Friday is back for week three of 2015! Each week, I’ll share with you the top posts on online marketing and productivity. Without further ado, here are the top posts this week! Content Marketing. Book Writing Productivity Hacks by Nicholas Carlson. FORCEdraft Doesn’t Let You Quit Writing Until You Hit Your Goal by Tori Reid. 25 Reasons Your Business Should Switch to WordPress by John Rampton. Dead-Simple Ways to Improve Slide Decks by Erica Mcgillivray.
SOCIAL WAYNE | SUNDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2010
[Blog] infographic – Apple’s iPhone history and specifications
The infographic below by Website Monitoring Blog gives you a history along with facts and figures about Apple’s much beloved iPhone. via: iPhone Facts and Figures (history & specs) | Website Monitoring Blog. As some of you know I’m a big fan of the iPhone. have purchased ever version of the iPhone from the first generation to the iPhone 4. The iPhone 4 is by far the best smartphone in the world (IMHO) because of the battery life, usability, the camera, the shape and access to the app store.
ABSOLUTE PA | FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2014
[Blog] How I stick to a 30 hour work week (and how you can too)
For instance, you might want to spend one afternoon a week on your creative business writing: blogs, newsletters, sales pages, web pages, auto responder series. 'I was sitting opposite my doctor in her consulting room – a fatigue specialist at The Royal Free Hospital in London. We were going through the results of my blood tests, and I was hoping for a conclusive diagnosis that would explain mysterious symptoms I’d battled with for the past year. The specialist asked me hundreds of questions about my lifestyle, daily activities, my diet, sleeping patterns. Or is it your choice?’.
SOSHABLE | TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2012
[Blog] Social Media: The Only Thing Certain to Blow Up for the #Mayans
Read more tips on this social media blog. Some people believe that there’s going to be a major natural event that will devastate the world as the Mayan calendar comes to an end on December 21st. Others believe that man-made evils will generate turmoil on the date in a self-fulfilling prophecy sort of way. don’t believe either will happen, but there’s definitely going to be an explosion. Social media is going to go crazy on December 21st as well as December 22nd. The anticipation of this event has been building up for several years now. Go light with your engagement.
BLUE FOCUS MARKETING | WEDNESDAY, MAY 14, 2014
[Blog] [VIDEO] Ride the Möbius Strip to #SocialBusiness Success @SocialEmployee #SocBiz #SocialSelling
Solis’s observations come during a blog post and video interview with Porter Gale, former VP of marketing at Virgin America (@ VirginAmerica ). 'A few days ago, we unveiled our most recent video in support of our Amazon best-selling book, The Social Employee. As our roster of video content continues to expand, we find ourselves circling back on our earlier videos as a way of revisiting the concepts presented in them and exploring some real-world examples. Today, we look at our video, “ What is a Möbius Strip ?” How does this work? Watch the video to find out. Community Comes First.
WRITTENT BLOG | TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2013
[Blog] 13 Writing Rules to Ignore for Becoming a Legendary Content Creator
Blogging is about developing a voice as a company or personal brand online, and opening up conversations between consumers and companies. Not only are traditional conclusions uncommon in great content marketing, there’s reason to believe they could be a terrible idea for your business blog. For more insight on how to end your content marketing with a bang, check out Top Writing Tips to Infuse Your Blog with Stickiness. When I first started writing, it took me 10 million hours to complete a single blog post. Have 5 Sentences per Paragraph. Write Formally. Avoid Slang.
CONVINCE & CONVERT | WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2013
[Blog] Use Content To Convert The Invisible Sale
Instead, I spend my time creating great content in the form of blog posts, white papers and helpful marketing and sales tips and techniques. To win that invisible sale, you need to create additional opportunities for prospects to see your content more often and in more places than just your blog. This is usually the point where they do things like subscribe to your blog) As they do, a portion of the audience will find a common ground with your beliefs. 'Prospecting for new business is a painful duty relished by very few business owners. Exact same result. Let’s be clear.
FEVER BEE | THURSDAY, MAY 1, 2014
[Blog] Comment Frequency Policy
'I like the simple wording of this commenting policy from the terrific Overcoming Bias blog : How many communities have a recommendation for commenting frequency? How many communities have one as simply explained as this? Branded Online Communities Managing Online Communities
WISDOM LONDON | THURSDAY, JULY 22, 2010
[Blog] Want to know what we've been up to in the last 6 months?
Leave a Reply Cancel reply Blog at WordPress.com. Wisdom London Creative Communications is our world… « 10 Ways to Beat “Blogger’s Block How can Foursquare benefit B2B? » Want to know what we’ve been up to in the last 6 months? Working very very hard of course, and some great client work. Take a look – we’re very proud! You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed You can leave a response , or trackback from your own site. Like Be the first to like this post. Theme: Black-LetterHead by Ulysses Ronquillo
ENGAGING BRAND | SUNDAY, MARCH 23, 2014
[Blog] Show 478 - Social Media Explained
You can check out his wonderful Marketing Companion podcast and blog here. . You can check out his wonderful Marketing Companion podcast and blog here. 'The Engaging Brand podcast covering social marketing , business ideas and brand marketing tips has a wonderful new episode. Anna Farmery speaks to Mark Schaefer , one of her favourite experts on all things social media. Also my own new e-book on social leadership will be coming out this week and for subscibers to the Engaging Times you will get it for just 99p! We discuss. Why does social media need to be explained?
ADAM SHERK | WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2009
[Blog] A Closer Look at Fan Engagement on the Fox News Facebook Page
Shining a Spotlight on Video News Webmaster Tools: Updates to Search queries, Parameter handling and Messages Twitter data lets NPR glimpse a future of app-loving news junkies Shared Items Disclaimer The opinions expressed on this blog are Adam Sherks own and do not necessarily reflect the views of his company or its clients. So I thought I’d take a closer look at what Fox News is doing on its Facebook Page , as well as some engagement examples. Even more mundane news items still manage to spark a round of commenting. But Does it Violate Facebook Guidelines?
ADAM SHERK | TUESDAY, JANUARY 19, 2010
[Blog] Alicia Keys Facebook Page: I'd Sign Up if She Asked Me All Cool
Shining a Spotlight on Video News Webmaster Tools: Updates to Search queries, Parameter handling and Messages Twitter data lets NPR glimpse a future of app-loving news junkies Shared Items Disclaimer The opinions expressed on this blog are Adam Sherks own and do not necessarily reflect the views of his company or its clients. Home About Contact PR Publishing SEO Social Media Subscribe Adam Sherk Alicia Keys Facebook Page: I’d Sign Up if She Asked Me All Cool by Adam Sherk on January 19, 2010 Want to use your Facebook Page to build out your mailing list? Alicia Keys knows how to do it.
PROBLOGGER | MONDAY, MARCH 18, 2013
[Blog] Group Writing Project: Write a ‘How To…’ Post
Years ago here on ProBlogger we used to run ‘group writing project’ where I’d nominate a style of posts and then all readers would go away and write a new post in that style to practice their blogging… and then would come back here and leave us a link to the post. bloggers reported seeing more traffic arrive on their blog. Here’s how to participate and put yourself in the running for the prize (please note – one entry per person – not per blog and please only submit NEW posts). Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger. Prize. Prizes.
LAUREL PAPWORTH | MONDAY, JUNE 14, 2010
[Blog] Huge list: You know you are addicted to Twitter if
You no longer leave blog comments longer than 140 characters! Given the current State of the Twitosphere (down, and out, under maintenance – check here for Status ) I thought a You know you are addicted to Twitter if post was in order. Perused and collated from around the web: You went to a Tweet Up but had nothing to say to the people you met. And then immediately tweeted them about it. You miss ‘Fail Whale’ days. In an emergency, you tweet to @911. Hash Browns’ is your favourite new in joke. You were served court papers on Twitter because you no longer user Face Book. Twitip ).
VIPER CHILL | WEDNESDAY, MARCH 3, 2010
[Blog] ViperChill Monthly Report 5 (My New Apartment)
The articles written in February, were: How I Really Built a Blog with 6,500 Subscribers Wordpress SEO: The Only Guide You Need 7 Life Lessons I Apply to Internet Marketing Bloggers: This Is How Long Your Posts Should Be How to Really Build Backlinks and Dominate Google Here at ViperChill there are a lot less articles published than most sites, but typically these articles are 2,000-3,000 words and cover topics in massive detail. This month I also found out I won a SEMMY (internet marketing award) for the best post on blogging in 2009. This is an internet marketing blog.
BRASS TACK THINKING | WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2011
[Blog] Thwarting the Killjoy
Sharing a blog post you’re proud of. Every single person who has shared a bit of their exciting news has run smack into the path of The Killjoy. You’re starting a business. Getting a promotion. Having a baby. Traveling around the world. Getting married. Moving in with your boy/girl/personfriend. Pursuing a new hobby, fitness regime, eating program, parenting approach. Proclaiming your love for a new band you’ve discovered. Whatever. Fill in the blank, from the mundane to the life-changing. You know him or her. But …” Here’s what I know that you should know.
THE WAY OF THE WEB | FRIDAY, JUNE 4, 2010
[Blog] A couple of weeks of catching up…
TheWayoftheWeb The digital convergence of media, entertainment, marketing and PR front page archives about RSS Click below for the WayoftheWeb bookstore The Blogroll A Shel of Myself Chris Brogan Currybetdotnet Eaon Pritchard Faster Future Gaping Void Howard Owens Jaffe Juice Jonathan MacDonald KDPaine’s PR Measurement Blog Michael Leis – Digital Strategy Nick Burcher Occam’s Razor Web Analytics blog Only Dead Fish Seth Godin Simon Collister – Networked Society Teaching Online Journalism The Herd The Obvious? But I have some more cunning plans….
WAXING UNLYRICAL | FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2011
[Blog] Why Post Planner White Label Has Me Enchanted
That means I get my logo at the bottom of the post instead of the Post Planner icon (or, if I were posting from HootSuite, for example, the HootSuite icon), and a branded footer link back to my blog … or any URL I choose. This This can be a custom landing page (if I have a special deal I want to share), my blog home page, whatever I want. Color me enchanted. wrote a while back about why I like Post Planner so much as a way to schedule posts to Facebook (have you tried it yet?). They created a white label version of it for me. Forever! First, you sign up for PPWL. No problem.
PROBLOGGER | THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2011
[Blog] 10 Productive Tasks You Should Be Doing On Google+ Right Now
And they are the very people who can have a huge impact on your blog and business. Your mother won’t use Google+, but that guy who can help bring attention to your blog sure will! Can you imagine the power and creativity you can tap into if you created a Circle dedicated to thought leaders in marketing, a Circle dedicated to social media, to technology, to innovation, and to blogging? Here are some ideas: Comment like crazy: Just like you would on a blog, you should leave thoughtful and useful comments on things that these thought leaders share. Fair enough.
CONVERSTATIONS | FRIDAY, MAY 23, 2014
[Blog] How to Leverage the Power of Content to Scale up your Business
Publishing content regularly ensure that people keep coming back to the blogs and websites of the brand and this also encourages them to share your content thereby increasing brand visibility. 'How to Leverage the Power of Content to Scale up your Business. Content marketing is one of the most effective forms of marketing. Moreover, content marketing is subtle and this ensures that customers respond more favourably to content marketing as compared to other forms of traditional and digital marketing. Add to this the fact that content marketing is extremely cost-effective. Be consistent.
WEB METRICS GURU | MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2010
[Blog] SN-REACH RESULTS – 21% VIRAL LIFT
Last month I mentioned SN-REACH and said I would try it on my blog and share the results ; the SN-REACH campaign has been running exactly one month (August 13th – September 13th) and generated 100 visits to the SN-REACH Multiplier page that was set up for this campaign. The campaign itself was based around a white paper I created to give a way for free (compelling offer). Given that I didn’t have tons of traffic and we’re only talking about 100 visits to the multiplier page what are the takeaways here? Webmetrics 9.13.10. View more presentations from Marshall Sponder.
CONVINCE & CONVERT | SUNDAY, JUNE 30, 2013
[Blog] How Much Content Do You Need? Here’s a Formula
It’s not always sufficient just to create a detailed blog and be done with it. 'Image from Bigstock.com. was in St. Louis the other day, talking Youtility at an event put together by my friends at Standing Partnership, a killer reputation management firm. It was on the official book launch day , so that was a milestone to remember. Also memorable was a great question from the audience. One of the three ways to create Youtility – marketing so useful, people would pay for it – is to answer every customer question. The Formula For Content Marketing Success.
PUZZLE MARKETER | TUESDAY, JULY 17, 2012
[Blog] Content Marketing Warfare on Google Panda & Penguin [Infographic]
Before these major Google algorithm updates, a website could get high rankings by applying the “weapons” blog spamming, blog networks, linkwheel, mass paid linking, article, marketing, and web 2.0. The alternative “weapons”, as presented in the infographic, are quality blogging, unique guest posts, interactive content, infographics, linkbaiting, and asset building. If your website rankings have changed for the worse as a result of Google’s Panda and Penguin algorithm updates, then you’re probably looking for a new SEO tactics. ” 3.1%
SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGERY | WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2013
[Blog] Four Ways Brands Can #Unplug
remember when publishing one blog post a week was considered a best practice for brands. Write a blog post about an employee who did something interesting. 'Image courtesy of Flickr user davitydave. This post originally appeared in Ragan’s PR Daily. . One of the world’s most connected men, Baratunde Thurston , recently took a month-long digital detox, chronicled in the July/August issue of Fast Company. Thurston had grown increasingly exhausted with trying to keep up with all the Tweets, photos, status updates, check-ins, chats, and texts. Prune your presence.
CONVINCE & CONVERT | THURSDAY, JANUARY 16, 2014
[Blog] Are You Getting The Most Out of Your Video Content?
Visit them and they’re a mix of company hosted blog/website content and guest posts on reputable marketing sites. Results could inspire future blog posts, flowcharts, eBooks, infographics, and more. 'The popularity and variety of video platforms provides a prime opportunity to reach a large number of people and leave a lasting impression. But, what’s the secret sauce or winning formula for successful video content? There’s no shortage of content, opinions and tips on this subject. That’s enough to make any marketer go arghhhhhh ! Start your journey! Social Image of the Week
BLUE FOCUS MARKETING | FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2013
[Blog] How @RonRicciCisco is Championing the @SocialEmployee Revolution at #Cisco – And Why He Thinks It’s Inevitable #SocBiz
Ricci recently posted an article to Cisco’s blog titled “ Why the Social Employee is Inevitable.” 'During our initial research for The Social Employee , we knew that one of the companies we wanted to focus on was the tech giant Cisco (@ Cisco ). We had learned that the business had recently undergone a dramatic internal transformation in both organizational structure and its decision-making process, but details on what exactly that looked like remained scarce. Naturally, we were dying to find out more. The details they shared regarding Cisco’s transformation were really quite incredible.
SMALL BUSINESS MAVERICKS | FRIDAY, JUNE 27, 2014
[Blog] Ecommerce 101: A Review
Ostapenko wrote “ Ecommerce 101: What you always wanted to know but were afraid to ask ” on his LinkedIn blog. 'Recently, Sergei V. It isn’t a big article, but it is a helpful look at some of the stuff that can be helpful to a business trying to figure out selling online. think the more you read different expert opinions on things, the bigger your perspective is on approaching solutions for your own application. There’s always something new to learn, and that sure holds true with marketing and technology. The Basics. So what are we measuring and examining?
JANET FOUTS | TUESDAY, MARCH 20, 2012
[Blog] Would you give up your passwords for a job?
Maybe it’s a mention of a great weekend away on a blog, photos on Facebook, Twitter or Flickr, a video on youtube of you being silly. A recent AP Newswire story tells the tale of one Justin Bassett who was asked by a hiring manager for his user name on Facebook. When she opened the site and saw that his profile was private, she asked him for his password. Bassett refused and withdrew his application, stating that he didn’t want to work for a company that would ask for such personal information. Apparently this is all too common. Some companies are a bit sneakier than others.
SOSHABLE | SUNDAY, MARCH 10, 2013
[Blog] Chevy Goes Heavy at #SXSW with #ChevySXSW
Live-blogging is not my strong point. If you had to pick one brand that was really killing it at SXSW 2013, it would be Chevrolet. That’s right, the automaker from the industry known for clinging to traditional advertising techniques continues to have a handful of brands – Chevy and Ford in particular – that are finding success in progressive digital techniques. I’ll go into much more detail about what Chevy is doing here, but if first impressions are anything, Chevy is making a splash in my book. Chevy has been able to blow it out of the water. Related articles.
LOUIS GRAY | SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2011
[Blog] My 2012 Plan: Full Home Automation, System Integration
Tom Abell , who runs the great blog Home System Integration ( subscribe now ), is focused on making all the devices in your home work together. For the rest of you outside the area, make sure to check out his blog to get caught up on the world of home automation. Image via HomeSystemIntegration.com If you're anything like me, you've got a ton of gadgets from different sources that should talk to each other well and interoperate, but often don't. As for me, I'm great about buying the best stuff, but terrible about optimizing it. know my strengths, and that's never been one of them.
SOCIALNOMICS | WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2011
[Blog] How NOT to Network on Twitter: 5 Common Pitfalls and how to Avoid Them
We’re exaggerating a little bit here, but twitter, much like blogging, can be a trap for some where they get really excited at first and tweet like crazy and then the excitement wears off and their tweets dwindle to once every couple of days, maybe once a week, and sometimes…months go by with no tweeting at all. There are countless articles circulating the Web about how to network on Twitter, how to get more Twitter followers, how to tweet, when to tweet, what to tweet, who to follow, what URL shorteners to use, Twitter SEO, and so on. Overzealous following. Tweeting TMI.
KIKOLANI | WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2012
[Blog] Farnoosh Brock Talks About a Smart Exit Strategy Out of the Wrong Job
lot of the readers at Kikolani are interested in full-time self-employment with strong interests in social media, blogging and free-lancing among other things. Personal vs Corporate Blogging. This is an interview with Farnoosh Brock of Prolific Living. She is returning again to Kikolani to talk to us about creating a smart exit strategy (aff link) out of the wrong job and why it pays to find work that you can love. You share some of these passions. Can you tell us your take on self-employment? It is ironic because I did not think either adventure suited me. It is perfectly normal.
SOCIALNOMICS | TUESDAY, JUNE 3, 2014
[Blog] What the tech world is saying about Apple’s new IOS 8
Here are 7 curated blog posts from some of the biggest names in technology and social media to give you all you need to know about the launch of Apple’s IOS 8. 'Unless you have been living under a rock, you know that Apple made some big news yesterday with the unveiling of their new operating system IOS 8. With an announcement this big, we can easily get lost in the thousands of articles popping up about the topic. Here is a curated list of 7 articles from the biggest names in tech news. Everything you need to know is all in this post. ’ 4. Featured apple experts IOS 8 Mac
PROBLOGGER | THURSDAY, JUNE 6, 2013
[Blog] What is Your Posting Rhythm to Social Media?
Tweets go up automatically when I post a new post here on the blog or when a new job goes up on the Job Boards and I’ll often share another link to a blog post 12 or so hours later. Status updates are largely new posts on the blog and automated. Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger. 'Last week I was on a panel discussing social media at a conference here in Australia and a question from the floor asked about how often is ideal to post to Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest? What frequency do you publish to the social networks that you’re active on?
PROBLOGGER | THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 2012
[Blog] A Legendary Copywriter’s Secret to an Unending Stream of Ideas
I’m in love with blogging. It may not be huge for a lot of people who’ve been in the blogging biz for years, but it’s huge for me. My first few months of blogging flew by so fast, it seemed like only yesterday when I started writing online. My first blog was about everything under the sun. Tech, Social Media, Health, Entertainment and turtles were just a few of the topics my first blog covered. Writing two or three blog posts per day was normal for me. Don’t even think about what to write for your blog. was prolific.
FEVER BEE | WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 2011
[Blog] Free Online Community Management Resources On The Web
Blogs. There is a lot of free resources available on the web to help newcomers and experienced professionals become better Community Mangaers. Below are a selection of my favourites. Reports & eBooks. The 2011 State of Community Management Report. Rachel Happe and Jim Storer of the online community roundtable research a variety of approaches to community management from the top companies and compile this outstanding report on the topic. Howard Reingold - The Virtual Community. The State of Online Branded Communities. The OC Report.
KIKOLANI | FRIDAY, JUNE 18, 2010
[Blog] Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Vacation Announcement
Blogging / Writing. great reasons for private blog groups – great tips on why you should get your writers together, including post promotion and strengthening your community. Scribnia – why you should join this great blogging community. Step by step guide to guest blogging – how to find blogging opportunities, brainstorm ideas, contact blog owners, and more. Blogging struggles and the advice to overcome them – 18 solutions to issues bloggers face. The Resources Mashup. Business / Career / Finance. Link Building. good list!
PROACTIVE REPORT | WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2013
[Blog] The Digital Marketing Road Map
Track successful actions that drive traffic to your blog and social accounts. 'A recent study commission by Adobe showed that new digital technologies and social media are keeping marketers up at night. Less than half (48%) of the 1000 marketers surveyed feel they understand digital marketing and can get results. 82% have had no formal education in digital marketing and have to learn ‘on the job’ So their lack of skills is quite understandable – there are new technologies and platforms popping up all the time. PLANNING YOUR DIGITAL MARKETING. Get organized.
BRASS TACK THINKING | WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4, 2012
[Blog] The Tricky Parts of Balancing Work Travel and Life
hope that when my daughter is my age, doing whatever the heck it is she dreams up, that she’ll point and laugh at this blog post and wonder what the hell we were thinking. I live in the Chicago suburbs. But many people would guess I’m from Boston, or New York, or some other city that I frequent when I’m actually seen in public. You see, I travel quite a bit as part of my career. speak professionally a couple of times per month, and I have clients and customers and meetings. The beauty of building a business in the internet age is that geography isn’t a limitation.
JUSTIN LEVY | TUESDAY, AUGUST 4, 2009
[Blog] Facebook Marketing for Businesses | Justin Levy
Great blog over there. Susan Payton The Marketing Eggspert [link] The Buzz » Blog Archive » Euna Lee Bernard Henry Levy Justine Levy [.] Justin Levy Marketing and Social Media Home About Archives Contact Disclosures Newsletter Speaking Facebook Marketing for Businesses Written on August 4, 2009 by Justin Levy in announcements , books , facebook , social media 43 Comments - Leave a comment! If youre new here or just an old friend, Id love it if you subscribed via RSS feed. Thanks for taking time out of your day to come hang out here! Now we’ll see. Congrats!!
BLUE FOCUS MARKETING | SUNDAY, AUGUST 1, 2010
[Blog] Rolling Thunder …. Welcome to Blue Focus Marketing
Inaugural Blog. Some of our initial blogs will include a series of cutting-edge articles on the topic of creativity. To support our robust business development offerings, our blog will provide deeper vision into the distinguishing elements of creativity in agencies. Blog contributor Brian Slattery ( @BrianSlatts ) will delve into an ongoing study of inspiration, habits and commentary from some of the industry’s most influential creative forces. After several months of preparation, I am proud to announce Blue Focus Marketing. SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT!
PROBLOGGER | TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2012
[Blog] Is Your Facebook Page in Danger of Deletion? Save Your Fans in 6 Steps
This guest post is by James Dunworth of the Ashtray Blog. When Ken Envoy of SiteSell lost his Facebook page and its 16,000 members, he immediately published a blog post titled, Urgent: We Need Your Help. We blogged about our story , and it went viral! We were astonished to get over 2000 shares of our first blog post about our Facebook page loss. It doesn’t make up for the loss of our page, but we received a lot of heart-warming support, and got some good links from other blogs out of the loss. blog links. blog commenting. tips to save your page.
TWIST IMAGE | WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2011
[Blog] The New Journalism
It's based on who passes the story around (and well beyond YouTube and into other channels like Twitter , Facebook , Blogs, etc.). Everyone likes a feel good story. It's part of the reason why the latest online viral video sensation is the story of Ted Williams - a homeless Columbus, Ohio man who was a former radio broadcaster. This is an amazing story (and you can watch the video that started it all below), but it's also another shot against the bow of traditional journalism as we've known it to date. "Just post it on the Web or something." It took us. not them. nose for news.
SOSHABLE | TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2012
[Blog] The Lack of Engagement on Your Facebook is Probably Not Your Fault
Prior to today, I thought that this little “hobby” blog was just that, a hobby. It’s mine. Those of us who are out here in the blogosphere preaching about how to use Facebook properly for your business – we’re the ones to blame for your Facebook page’s failures. Don’t pick on your marketing manager. Don’t pick on the nephew who’s running your search marketing. Don’t blame Facebook or Google or the media. You can blame the government if you’d like – I’m okay with that. Now, I realize it’s a responsibility.
SOCIAL MARKETING FORUM | SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2010
[Blog] Getting S.M.A.R.T on Social Media Data
Blogs are hubs of social media marketing activities. One for Twitter, one for blog mentions, another one to track competition, one to complete existing customer data, you name it. Do you care about what your prospects, customers and competitors say about your business, your industry and your products? Are you where your customers are? Do you know how effective word of mouth is? Do you use social media and the proper tools to measure, engage and act? People use social media. And so do your customers and many other people you want to reach. You also need to be able to act upon them.
SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING | WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20, 2013
[Blog] This Week in Social Media - 3/19/2013
With the number of screens and constant stream of content, context is king, according to the Harvard Business Review blog. Each week at Ford, I compose a newsletter that includes a series of links about current events and trends in the worlds of technology, social media, mobile, communications and marketing in order to keep the wider team up to date on changes, newsworthy items and content that might be useful in their jobs. These are those links. If you have additional links, sources or ideas that might be helpful, I'd encourage you to add some via a comment below or tag me in Google+.
FEVER BEE | THURSDAY, MARCH 19, 2015
[Blog] Celebration Days
At best you get a few blog posts, a few congratulations, and then the day has passed. It might be 17,000 tweets, 50 blog posts, or anything that has an impact that extents beyond the community. 'Many online communities try to celebrate important days. It might be international women's day, MLK day, veterans day or their own birthday. But online celebrations are a disappointing experience. Most members aren't together at the same time. They find it hard to be in the spirit of the day. Do a countdown.
JACOB MORGAN | MONDAY, JULY 15, 2013
[Blog] The New Standard for Evaluating Enterprise Software is How Consumer Grade It Is
Twitter, Facebook, Klout, Foursquare, Wikis, Blogs, and many other pieces of consumer software are now the standard for enterprise software. 'It’s no secret that much of modern day enterprise software (specifically around collaboration) is being modeled around consumer web software; and there’s good reason for that. But, when we think of enterprise software those are pretty much the exact opposite things we think about. ” or “can you create groups like in Facebook?” Collaboration vendors which offer cloud-based offerings are making this that much easier.
JACOB MORGAN | MONDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2011
[Blog] Customer and Employee Collaboration Solve Different Problems
Recently I had a conversation with the CEO of a company (anonymous since I discuss that I will be blogging this) that provides customer community solutions (so clearly he is already biased). This person is a friend so we usually get in little debates about things pertaining to customer and employee collaboration. For some reason the conversations usually turn to, “why do organizations need employee collaboration platforms?” ” Why can’t they just stick with email, intranets, and phone systems? Both are valuable because both solve different problems.
LOUIS GRAY | WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2010
[Blog] Online Phone Number Revelation Prompts Calls, Texts
But when I tried to explain that putting a phone number on the Web wasn't all that different from having one's personal number in the local yellow pages, it didn't always compute - even after years of having my number publicly posted on my blog, in my e-mail signature, and even in the footer of my RSS feed, so anybody can call for any reason they like. One of the more amusing byproducts of CNN's article Monday around what they called the "End of Privacy" was that by the author's listing my phone number in the article and prompting readers to "Give him a ring", many people actually did.
CONVINCE & CONVERT | SUNDAY, JANUARY 11, 2015
[Blog] Can You Build a Content Marketing Super Brand
Here’s what I wrote back to Mark: Every time I publish a blog post, dozens of people tweet it instantly using some sort of automation protocol. That’s amazing to me, especially considering my attitudes could change, I could just be wrong (happens all the time), my blog could be hacked, and any number of other calamities could occur that would cause something I publish to be far below an acceptable standard. 'NOTE: My very smart friend Mark W. Schaefer is working on a new book called The Content Code. It will be out in April. Watch for it! And every David Fincher film.
ARI HERZOG | MONDAY, AUGUST 15, 2011
[Blog] VIDEO: When You Want to Dance
Visit the blog archive to read more articles on new and emerging media. When you want to dance and nobody wants to do it with you, what are you waiting for? Follow in the footsteps of Billy Idol and Robyn ! Oh yeah, these are some weird videos. Thank you for reading! If you are inspired to add a comment with your thoughts, please visit VIDEO: When You Want to Dance in your browser. Ari Herzog provides social media marketing and editorial services to the nonprofit and public sectors. Recent comments Recent comments. Media music
ARI HERZOG | THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2010
[Blog] Why December Will Be Reverberative
Agreeing to participate , I became the 274th blogger in a growing aggregate of ethereal minds who will respond to daily prompts about the year 2010 and reflect through answers on our own blogs and our own tweets. Gwen Bell asked me to join her crusade. didn’t blink. Amid a Twitter sabbatical, I will write here. If not every day, then as many days as I opt, I will manifest my thoughts to you. Let’s reverberate together. -- Thank you for reading Why December Will Be Reverberative at AriWriter. No related posts.
CONVINCE & CONVERT | TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2010
[Blog] 5 Staggeringly Simple Ways to Create Custom Facebook Landing Tabs
Tabsite allows you to create and manage the content on your custom tab as if it was a Web page or blog post, including adding multi-media. Tweet Unless you can get people to click your “like” button , your Facebook strategy will be as limp and lifeless as Matt LeBlanc’s post-Friends career. That’s because the vast majority of consumer interactions with your brand on Facebook do not occur on your fan page, but rather on the Walls of your fans. This means that almost nobody is coming back to your fan page after they visit it the first time. Think about your own behavior on Facebook.
FEVER BEE | WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 2011
[Blog] Common Branded Community Mistakes (Example)
Here is a snippet from the UK Marketing Network press release : "For the first time marketers will be able to: - Network with fellow UK marketing and advertising professionals - Access and contribute to user-generated content aimed at producing fresh blog content - Attend industry-related events, promoted by participants - Form groups relevant to their regional and commercial backgrounds" Aside from some shoddy copy (lead with the benefits, not the features), the community is struggling. The community has made the same mistakes most brands make. Bad design.
SPIN SUCKS | FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 2011
[Blog] Gin and Topics: The Royal Wedding Edition
And, with that, today’s Gin and Topics focuses solely on blog posts and articles found around the web about, you guessed it, the Royal Wedding ! I told you I’m obsessed! promised Lisa Gerber I’d watch the wedding with her, so I’m DYING right now! cheated a little bit and watched them leave the church and saw the two kisses, but no wedding yet! And come on. Even for you haters (cough, Danny Brown ), you have to admit they look completely and totally in love. And she is drop-dead gorgeous (no, John Falchetto , her sister is not more hot). It’s historical.
PROBLOGGER | MONDAY, MAY 16, 2011
[Blog] 5 Tornado Ingredients that’ll Ensure Your Next Post Turns Viral
In such a construction, the blog post is a dense nugget of gold that cannot be ignored. In the opening three months of my blog, I experienced the sensation of having more than a thousand people read a single article. Regardless of how gravely Blogging Syndrome has stricken you, there are five tornado ingredients that ensure your next post turns viral. If your blog already has subscribers, you can skitter past this step. My brand-new blog had 89 subscribers after I appeared on ProBlogger. Read their comments and blog posts. Don’t blog too much.
SOCIALNOMICS | SATURDAY, APRIL 12, 2014
[Blog] The State of Royalty Free: A Social Marketers Guide to Using Visual Content
Before you copy and paste to your blog post, visit Creative Commons. Adding video to blog posts generates 267 percent more links than a text post. 'The best social marketers tell the story behind the brand. But why paint pictures through words when images are worth so much more? Visual content drives engagement 90 percent faster than text , states Hubspot. Images and video enable media strategists to portray a brand or message through interactive experiences that pique user interest. Plenty of gray area exists within the diverse and complex landscape of visual online content.
MINDJUMPERS | THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 2011
[Blog] The Nominees for Bees Awards 2011
Best Use of a Micro-Blogging Platform. Best Relationship With Blogs. In the category of Best Innovation, we find the campaign of Corona Light called “Most Liked” , which we wrote about on our blog. At Mindjumpers, we will be following the competition and keep you updated on our blog. Tweet Yet again, it’s time for the Bees Awards – The International Social Media Award Show – to start. And yesterday, the nominees were announced. The Bees Awards will be held in San Francisco the 3 rd of May. Best Use of a Social Media Platform. Best Use of Mobile.
KYLE LACY | TUESDAY, AUGUST 13, 2013
[Blog] A Personal Branding Story from Malta
The Blog Chapter: Before I read this chapter I thought that blog writing was a waste of time. After reading this chapter, I decided that my blog would be useful to serve as a motivation and that it would showcase my knowledge on a particular subject. The chapter was useful because it was a step by step procedure of choosing an idea or theme for your blog, the various platforms available and tips how to write effective posts. He has his own blog that deals exclusively with trade and Japan. Some chapters in the book were real eye openers. ——-.
JEFF KORHAN | TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2011
[Blog] The Purity of Work and Art
He made an interesting comment on the Harvard Business Review Blog Network regarding the challenge for retailers today. To create outstanding work it is essential to start from the beginning – focusing on its most basic and essential qualities. As film animation studio Pixar achieved success with blockbuster films such as Toy Story, business partner Disney, and CEO Steve Jobs decided it was time build a new home that would encourage more creative collaboration. One aspect of the structure was that the steel beams would be exposed. Always Start with Purity. The True Nature of Work.
JEFF KORHAN | THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 2011
[Blog] How to Successfully Launch and Propel Your Business Upward
In Launch: How to Quickly Propel Your Business Beyond the Competition , Mike shares the learning he gained from previous business ventures and experiences that helped him build Social Media Examiner into a top business blog and a multi-million dollar business in less than two years – despite lacking direct experience in that industry. Do you have a great business idea but don’t know where to start? Is your small business stuck? Michael Stelzner in someone who has successfully met both challenges – and he describes how you can do the same in his newly released book.
JEFF KORHAN | THURSDAY, JANUARY 13, 2011
[Blog] A Practical Small Business Use of 2D Codes
If you want to learn more now, just use the Google search box on this blog - search for QR codes and you'll find several articles on this topic. After one of my presentations this week to the travel and hospitality industry I was asked for more information on how QR codes work. More specifically, how can small businesses use them to bring in more business and increase profitability? This post is my response. This afternoon my mailbox had the usual armload of catalogs that I typically toss into the recycle bin before I step back into my office. MS tags presently have an advantage.
DANNY BROWN | TUESDAY, MARCH 8, 2011
[Blog] Revamps, Workshops and Telling Your Story
Though I try not to use this blog too much for self-promotional needs, I just wanted to give you a heads-up on some of the stuff that’s been happening behind the scenes. Now it’s a lot easier to navigate; you know exactly what we do ; you can see examples of who we’ve helped ; our calendar keeps you up-to-date with events and workshops you can attend ; and our blog has also had a makeover. So please, feel free to check out the new site and subscribe to our blog if information is your bag. So, on with the heads-up. Revamp of the Bonsai Interactive Website.
BILL HARTZER | FRIDAY, MAY 14, 2010
[Blog] Search Engine Optimization Tip: Adding Content to your Web Site
That probably could be a whole other blog post. One simple way of adding content to your site on a regular basis would be to add a blog to your web site. Or, if you are an online retailer then perhaps adding a blog to the site and picking one product per day to review would be enough. Depending on your industry, hiring an outside writer to create the content (write blog posts for you), industry-related articles, or even reviews of your products is an option. have recently seen blog posts outsourced to writers (contractors) for as little as $5 per article/blog post.
JEFF ESPOSITO | MONDAY, AUGUST 1, 2011
[Blog] A social media focus group in the 99-year old home of the Red Sox
Anyone who reads this blog regularly can attest to my passion for social media and for exploring ways companies can leverage these technologies to better interact with their customers. No blog posts were required or asked for. What you may not know is that I am also a huge Red Sox fan. So when I got an invitation from the Boston Red Sox to visit their home offices for a Twitter focus group, I could not have said yes quickly enough. During the hour plus that we were sitting in the offices that overlook the 99-year old ballpark, nothing was off-limits. This was unsolicited.
BRASS TACK THINKING | TUESDAY, JULY 20, 2010
[Blog] Fishing for Excuses?
link] Grandview Consulting Thanks for your consistently thoughtful blog. recently wrote a blog post called How to Catch the Time Thief and Get More Done. really like this recent post from Tamsen at Brass Tack Thinking, a popular blog I’ve only recently discovered and am so [.] blog comments powered by Disqus Search Brass Tacks About the Authors Amber Naslund Amber Naslund (@ambercadabra on Twitter) is a communications and business strategist and the Director of Community for Radian6. But time is a red herring. It distracts us from the real matter at hand.
TWIST IMAGE | TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2012
[Blog] The Next Billion-Dollar Startup
Between us friends, just writing out sentences like that makes me feel like I'm typing a script for the next Austin Powers movie, instead of what I'm really trying to do: write a legitimate business blog post. business blog. The truth about Instagram. There wasn't a building high enough for me to jump off of when I first heard about Facebook acquiring Instagram for a billion dollars two weeks ago. know that sounds extreme, but I'm honest enough to admit that I could not see straight for a couple of days post-deal announcement. Again. Will it be for more money? Pinterest. facebook.
SOSHABLE | MONDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2012
[Blog] Tumblr Virus Diseased with Hate
According to Pocket-Lint, many Tumblr Accounts were attacked by a virus that was created and spread by an organization that is quote “a deeply racist anti-blogging and internet trolling organization”. It is a sad day to wake up to hearing of another virus has infected yet another tool or social platform by people who clearly get pleasure out of making the lives of others more difficult. It is even more disgusting to learn that the virus is meant to hack accounts and spread hatred, such as the Tumblr virus has done.
SOSHABLE | WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2011
[Blog] Facebook Users Can Now “Sort” Their Newsfeed
Read More Social Media News on The Soshable Blog. There have been many changes on Facebook, especially with the users Newsfeed as of late. As with any change, it is not welcomed initially, but as time goes on so do new status updates. The newsfeed has automatically updated with what has been happening with the users’ friends, as well as almost “pausing” once you leave Facebook. Upon returning, it displays a number of how many stories have occurred since your last sign-in. Facebook has now enabled a new feature located at the top of the users’ newsfeed.
SOSHABLE | MONDAY, JUNE 20, 2011
[Blog] Customer Service Complaints: Taking to Twitter
For the consumer, the age of instant information – Twitter, Facebook, blogs, YouTube, et al – is a boon. It used to be, if someone had a complaint about a business, they’d have little recourse. Sure, they could go to the Better Business Bureau and lodge a complaint. Some TV stations and newspapers had consumer advocates who would shame companies into doing the right thing. But unless you were one of the lucky ones whose complaint got some airtime or ink, you would be lucky to be able to spread the word beyond your immediate circle of friends. Fact is, it’s easier.
SMTHREE | FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2011
[Blog] Just Another Frantic Friday, Episode 2
Chris Brogan puts in perspective with this excellent blog post. As if you didn’t have enough to look at. some light reading for your weekend: All the talk about Klout scores and Influencers can take our eyes off the ball. One of the best uses I have seen for Social Media, contests and engagement. great idea from Hallmark enhanced by a better delivery system. It’s finger lickin’ good! Long live the Colonel. Good case study from comScore. Yea, I know they are trying to sell something but it is good food for thought. Get ‘em hooked when they are young. SMThree.
CONVINCE & CONVERT | THURSDAY, JANUARY 6, 2011
[Blog] 3 Key Roles to Make Your Social Team Scalable
————– This is the third in a 7-week blog post series covering themes included in The NOW Revolution: 7 Shifts to Make Your Business Faster, Smarter, and More Social - my new book with Amber Naslund , debuting February 1 ( pre-orders and first chapter for free available now ). Steps To Finding Your Niche On Social Media Sites (The Arkayne Blog). Tweet One of the continuous discussions and questions surfacing in the social media chatterbox is that of “ who owns social media? Is it marketing? Public relations (PR)? Customer service? The answer is.
DREW'S MARKETING MINUTE | TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2012
[Blog] Write so they will hear you
How to write an outstanding blog post. Most people, when faced with the blank screen on their computer and a deadline for a new marketing piece looming, get a little uptight. It’s intimidating to capture everything you want a prospect to know and share it in a compelling way. Your product or service is superb and you have so much to say — how will you do it justice? Which is why most marketing copy is dreadful. Here are the most common mistakes: We do a brain dump, sharing everything we know. We cram way too many words into the piece because it’s all important. How do they talk?
ABSOLUTE PA | WEDNESDAY, JULY 7, 2010
[Blog] Google Search Stories: Create Your Own Video
You can then embed your video to you blog or website, post on Twitter and Facebook, or send your video by email. I came across this cool tool recently called Google Search Stories Video Creator. It’s been around a few months but it’s new to me. With online video being a popular, growing trend in online marketing, this tool provides a quick, accessible and fun way of promoting services, products or events. Or, you might want to use it for personal greetings or to promote a special occasion such as birthdays or a party. First, write your story. Lastly, preview your video.
PROBLOGGER | WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8, 2012
[Blog] How to Add Your YouTube Videos to Pinterest
So you’ve started using Pinterest to promote your blog. ve spent a lot of time, effort and energy building my YouTube channels and I’ve made sure each video we upload is optimized and takes viewers to a page where they can sign up to be added to my blog’s mailing list. By “branding” I mean that you should always have a branded intro and outro to your videos, and you should also make sure that you add an image watermark or a URL to make it easy for people to work out where the video comes from, and to click through to your blog. Congratulations! Upload a new pin.
SOSHABLE | TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2013
[Blog] Why Facebook’s New Publishing Tool is a Threat to Twitter
They are willing to use it to see interesting posts on blogs and news websites. The post Why Facebook’s New Publishing Tool is a Threat to Twitter appeared first on Soshable | Social Media Blog. 'Since the beginning, Facebook has been a place where people share what they’re doing. They post pictures, videos, and status updates that let their friends and family know what’s going on in their lives at that very moment. Some use it to post thoughts on things that are happening at that moment. Others simply share the latest joke they heard. Related articles.